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Performance Tester

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 14/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92757

Performance Tester

Andover, Hampshire

4 months

*Clearance: SC

Job Description:

Performance tester:
Able to produce Performance Test Strategy, undertake Proof of Concept and Tool Selection
Operate in an Agile environment, CI/CD, testing in pipeline.
Knowledge of LoadRunner, Eggplant, JMeter, BlazeMeter preferred
Testing against APEX and .Net platforms preferred

Whilst working on the client site, the primary objectives of the Performance Test Specialist are:
* Create Performance Test Strategy
* Undertake a Proof of Concept to establish tools and approach
* Work within Agile teams early in the Project Lifecycle to undertake performance test activities
* Produce Workload Analysis Document / Performance Test Design and Performance Test Scripts from project non functional specifications
* Review non functional specifications to verify that they are unambiguous and testable
* Execute the performance tests prescribed within the Workload Analysis Document / Performance
Test Design and document any deviation from the test scenarios as originally defined
* Generating test data for load testing
* Log the results of the tests and present any extrapolation required to indicate how the application may perform in production environment
* Document defects discovered during the running of the tests
* Work with Technical Lead and Agile teams to rectify issues encountered during testing and tune the application performance
* Retest any defects raised and fixed
* Reporting Progress
* Summarise performance testing in the Performance Test Evaluation report

Technology Skills:
* Expertise in Performance Testing Tools and Techniques: such as Load Runner, Eggplant, JMeter, BlazeMeter and NeoLoad
* Experience of APEX and .Net based applications is preferred
* Knowledge of networks, including load-balancing, proxies and firewalls
* The ability to perform and report on a Proof of Concept and tool selection exercise
* Code development in the language of the chosen tool
* Web / API / Mobile technologies and Basic SQL
* Ability to build complete test tool infrastructure
* Understanding of operating system / cloud environment / database environmemt

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